10 June 2013 — Information Clearing House
From The Trojan Horse To The Golden Calf-The Power Of Deceit
By William A. Cook
We may weep for the innocents slaughtered in the fulfillment of the Zionist dream that took America to war against Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and Syria, and the ultimate goal of Israel, Iran.
Iraq and the BBC Glove Puppets
By Matt Carr
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a shallow and essentially reverential piece of telehistory.
The New Young Turks
By Norman Finkelstein
The slavish media have nurtured Mr Erdogan’s sense of infallibility. Eager to curry favour, media bosses continue to fire journalists who criticise the government.
Exposed: Obama’s Turnkey Tyranny
Edward Snowden: The Whistleblower Behind the NSA Surveillance Revelations
Must Read – By Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong
The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.
NSA Whistleblower Exposes US Government’s “Architecture of Oppression”
By Thomas Gaist
“The NSA routinely lies in response to congressional inquiries about the scope of surveillance in America…We collect more digital communications from America than we do from the Russians.”
Another Truth-Teller Steps Forward
By Ray McGovern
Why would someone like Snowden, a 29-year-old employee of national-security contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, jeopardize what he calls “a very comfortable life” in order to blow the whistle on the U.S. government’s abuse of power?
All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama
By Conor Friedersdorf
Bush and Obama have built infrastructure any devil would lust after. Behold the items on an aspiring tyrant’s checklist that they’ve provided their successors:
Was Obama Lying Then or Is He Lying Now?
2007: Obama’s Speech on Warrantless Wiretapping.
The Judicial Lynching of Bradley Manning
By Chris Hedges
The draconian trial restrictions, familiar to many Muslim Americans tried in the so-called war on terror, presage a future of show trials and blind obedience.
Is 1984 Now? : Senator Rand Paul:
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George Orwell’s dystopian novel continues to come true in too many ways.
George Orwell’s – 1984 – The Movie
Probably the definitive novel of the 20th century, a story that remains eternally fresh and contemporary, and whose terms such as “Big Brother”, “doublethink” and “newspeak” have become part of everyday currency.
Glenn Greenwald Vs Bush Press Sec. Ari Fleischer Over NSA’s PRISM
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Engineering Consent For Police State
Live Terrorism Drill Demonstration Held In Los Angeles Street
This LAPD drill, clearly more for show than practice, took place at noon on a Thursday during lunch hour. Thousands were in attendance.
Rethinking American Exceptionalism
By David Sirota
Is there a way to remain exceptional in ways that benefit us while also being a bit less exceptional in the ways that harm us and others?
35 militants, 1 soldier killed in Pakistan clashes: Thirty-five militants and a soldier have died in fighting in the restive Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan during an operation to flush out rebels, the military said today.
Three Pakistan soldiers killed in attacks: Three soldiers were killed and four wounded in bomb attacks on military convoys in a restive Pakistani tribal region while two policemen were gunned down in the largest city Karachi on Sunday, officials said.
US agency collected second-highest amount of digital data from Pakistan: According to a snapshot of the data for March 2013, the NSA gathered 13.5 billion intelligence reports from Pakistan during the 30-day period. The largest amount of data was collected from Iran, at 14 billion reports. Jordan came third with 12.7 billion, Egypt fourth with 7.6 billion and India fifth with 6.3 billion.
27 Taliban killed, 25 arrested in military operations in Afghanistan: Afghan police and NATO-led coalition forces killed 27 Taliban militants and detained 27 others throughout Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
US-led air raids kill 2 children in northeast Afghanistan: Local security officials say the airstrikes happened at 9 AM local time in two villages in Badakhshan Province. Sources say several civilians, including women and children were also injured in the attacks.
Iraq : At least 40 people killed in day of Iraq attacks:
Two car bombs and a suicide attack at a market in the predominantly Shia town of Judaida al-Shat in Diyala province left at least 13 dead and 50 injured. Car bombs targeting checkpoints later killed at least 24 people in the mainly Sunni city of Mosul.
31 people killed In Libya : At least 31 people were killed in hours of clashes between protesters and a militia in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, a doctor said on Sunday. Fighting broke out on Saturday when protesters, some armed, massed outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield brigade to demand the disbanding of the militias.
Libya jihadists, rogue militias, hold Libya to ransom: The weekend killing of 31 protesters in Benghazi by one of Libya’s rogue militias emphasizes how the out-of-control armed groups terrorizing the country are keeping it in turmoil and blocking restoration of its all-important energy industry.
Fatal Benghazi clashes between protesters and militia – video:
Protesters want militias to leave their camps and claim they have been abusing citizens and following their own agendas
Libya army chief of staff ‘resigns’ after deadly clashes: Libyan army chief of staff Youssef al-Mangoush has reportedly resigned after 30 people died in clashes between protesters and a militia in Benghazi.
Clashes at Egypt-Libya border: Four Egyptian citizens and four policemen were wounded after clashing with Libyan border guards in the city of Salloum Sunday night, reported state-owned news agency
Iraq: Baghdad suicide car bomb kills six: A suicide car bomb targeting a Baghdad police station killed six people on Sunday, the latest in a string of bombings and attacks that have revived fears of all-out sectarian war in Iraq.
Syria rebels fire on Iraq border posts, one killed: Syrian rebels on Sunday opened fire on two Iraqi border posts along the southern edge of the two countries’ frontier, killing one guard and wounding two others, officials said.
Qaeda chief annuls Syrian-Iraqi jihad merger:
Al-Qaeda’s top leader has ruled against the merger of two jihadi groups based in Syria and Iraq, in an attempt to put an end to increased tensions and infighting among members.
Syrian forces ready new offensive after Qusayr victory:
Syrian forces buoyed by a key victory against rebels were preparing Sunday to launch an offensive aimed at expelling rebels from Aleppo in northern Syria, a security source said.
Report: Hizbullah to Suspend Syria Operations after Taking Zabadani: Hizbullah will suspend its military operations in Syria after securing the Damascus suburb of Zabadani “from which rockets are being fired on Shiite villages in Baalbek and Hermel,” the Central News Agency reported on Saturday.
Robert Fisk: The Lebanese army fears rise of the Sunni Muslim Salafists: Op-Ed: As Shia Hezbollah fighters rush to Assad’s aid, Lebanon is fighting a desperate battle to stop the menacing advance of Sunni rebels in the opposite direction.
Syrian Opposition to Sit Out Any Talks Unless Arms Are Sent, General Says: The Syrian opposition will not attend the proposed Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria unless rebel fighters receive new supplies of arms and ammunition, the top rebel military commander said Friday.
Hezbollah applies new training practices in Syria: The fighting in Qusair provides potential insights into how Hezbollah could plan to exploit its relatively new urban warfare skills in a future confrontation with Israel.
Netanyahu alludes to military action on Syria “border” – : Speaking before the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said that he had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend on Syria, “where the situation is becoming daily more complex” for Israel given the potential for spillover on the Golan Heights.
Israel official: No Palestinian state in ’67 lines: Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon said Israel would not let such a state be established within the regional boundaries that existed prior to the 1967 Mideast war.
Deadly clash outside Iran embassy in Beirut:
One killed after two groups clash in southern part of Lebanese capital over Iran and Hezbollah’s role in war in Syria.
Report: Iran, Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt most subject to US surveillance: The maps provided by The Guardian show that Iran was the main country where intelligence was gathered, with at least 14 billion reports over a 30 day period that ended in March 2013.
Tens of thousands on streets, Turkish PM Erdogan defiant:
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rallied his supporters in a string of defiant speeches on Sunday as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators massed in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square.
Urgent Call for Active Solidarity Action to Stop Police Brutality in Turkey!: Prime Minister Erdogan and his government are attacking people who are trying to voice their democratic demands in all city squares, with tear gas, water cannons, other despotic measures and civil war threats.
From his office in cloud cuckoo land:
Sen. Jim Inhofe says closing Guantanamo lets the terrorists win: The conservative senator warned that terrorists “would spread violent extremism from within our borders” if the the current push to close the controversial prison was successful.
Engineering Consent For Police State :
Terror Exercises in the New Police State – Video – This LAPD drill, clearly more for show than practice, took place at noon on a Thursday during lunch hour. Thousands were in attendance.
Alleged US security officials said NSA leaker, journalist should be ‘disappeared’ – report: A US editor has alleged he overheard security officials saying that the NSA leaker and the Guardian columnist who broke his story should be “disappeared.”
US spy agency seeks criminal probe into leaks: A US intelligence agency has requested a criminal probe into the leak of highly classified information about secret surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, a spokesman for the intelligence chief’s office said.
US surveillance has ‘expanded’ under Obama, says Bush’s NSA director: The former director of the US National Security Agency has indicated that surveillance programs have “expanded” under Barack Obama’s time in office and said the spy agency has more powers now than when he was in command.
Graphic: How NSA collects, analyzes phone records: Keeping top-secret tabs on your phone calls: The U.S. government is secretly collecting and analyzing the phone records of millions of Americans.
Boundless Informant: the NSA’s secret tool to track global surveillance data:
The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications.
Eric Holder Refuses To Answer When Asked If Obama Admin Is Spying On Congress :
10 Things Americans Underestimate About Our Massive Surveillance State: The latest revelations are just the tip of the iceberg.
Judge Napolitano On NSA Spying: Video – Most Extraordinarily Broad Search Warrant Ever Issued In US History
Rand Paul Tells Fox Viewers To Join Lawsuit Against NSA: ‘I’m Going To Challenge This At The Supreme Court’: “If we get ten million Americans saying we don’t want our phone records looked at, then maybe someone will wake up and something will change in Washington.”
Surprise, Surprise! All Occupiers Phones Were Logged:
In light of news that everyday the entire of telecom giant Verizon’s call system records are handed over to the NSA, news that attendees of Occupy Wall Street protest attendees’ cell phones were logged should hardly come as a shock
Police State USA: NSA Building $860 Million Data Center in Maryland: The NSA is already building a massive data center in Utah, investing up to $1.5 billion in a project that will feature up to 1 million square feet of facilities.
U.K. says eavesdropping is legal, defends U.S. spy links: Foreign Secretary William Hague said the two countries did share intelligence but that GCHQ’s work was governed by a very strong legal framework. “The idea that in GCHQ people are sitting around working out how to circumvent a UK law with another agency in another country is fanciful,” Hague told BBC. “It is nonsense”.
Web inventor Berners-Lee warns forces are ‘trying to take control’: Companies and governments “trying to take control of the internet” are undermining the founding principles of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned.
UK: Homelessness rises again: Over the last two years there has been a 23 per cent rise in statutory homelessness acceptances while over the last three years there has been a 34 per cent rise.
US: Real Unemployment Rate: 11.3%: There are job numbers, and then there are job numbers which make sense in the context of a US population that keeps rising.
Union workers in California stage rally against low wages: The protesting workers said corporations are trying to destroy the middle class by cutting benefits and lowering wages. Activists say there is a situation of extreme inequality and worsening living conditions for a great number of people living in the city.
Cost Of War
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590“
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,334
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001